For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Forecast was for 5-10 cm of snow here but stayed decent all day. +6 so took the GS out to stretch it's legs. A bit windy and coolish on the highway but got a bit of a ride in before heading to the store to pick up some salmon for supper. Forecast the rest of the week looks cold so will wait it out until we return to better riding temps.
  2. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    That certainly was an adventure!

    Pulling into deacon's corner in the morning, and I let off the gas pulling in to park and I just about tossed the thing on the ground, the rear brake wouldn't release! Got that freed up, then we went out for the twisties on highway 44 up to West Hawk. Good fun. Was nice to finally go somewhere other than work!

    Then it alternated rain and snow on the way back but never really accumulated on the highway.

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    We got back into town, then my bike started spluttering, stalled, and wouldn't restart. Then I flooded it. Mel had the right suggestion to drain the float bowl. Started up like nothing was wrong after that. I guess I'm sucking moisture in my carb vent tube. I assumed ignition, but it started up like normal when we drained the float bowl and ran totally fine the whole way home. First ever road side breakdown!

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    Then the tip of my shifter broke off. And that one I'd bought from you Brian as a spare? Left it at home of course.

    I made it through Winnipeg never leaving second gear, then managed to catch the shifter with the tip of my boot to shift when I got back on the highway, but man is it hard cornering in the city without the normal throttle response and engine braking you're used to. Sorry I blew all those light timings and lane changes for you Mel, I had to concentrate with the wrong RPM range and the visor was starting to fog. You probably would have been better off leading through Winnipeg. Thanks for sticking by me with the breakdown!

    Those twisties were fun. A good day I think. I'll see if my gopro saw anything other than water.

    There's a potential trail out that way that we should all go try to find when the snow recedes.
  3. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Some rides are like that but Mel has some sticky carb and rear brake experience so you were in good hands.
    It is great to see people out in less than ideal conditions in other parts of the country. Well done.:clap
  4. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    So, who's up for tomorrow ;)

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  5. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Ask me again in 2 weeks...I am pretty sure I will be ready by then...
  6. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    I personally think having a good quality inline fuel filter installed can go a long ways towards preventing carb issues. A stuck float valve is (my understanding) usually sediment debris related. I bought the 90 degree inline filters that Eagle Mike sells... no pic on his site but they look like this: http://clarkemfg.com/visufilter-inline-fuel-filter-clear-90-degree-angled-p-348.html

    I'd be surprised if these aren't available locally somewhere.
  7. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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  8. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    I'm pretty sure I flooded it by forgetting my petcock was converted to a manual when I lowered it to get the water out of the plug well. But I think its the carb vent because the symptoms are identical to my carwash troubles

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  9. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Thats great to hear. Without good health, everything else hasnt much importance. have a speedy recovery but dont rush things.
    Great to see all the bikes getting out for the 1st initial runs also.
    I started a motor today but didnt ride.
  10. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    That was indeed a good ride. Here are the last of the pictures I took.



    We didn't eat, but did stop in West Hawk for a warm up drink.
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    Back at Deacon's on the way back. Helmet and goggle fogging was a pretty big issue...
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  11. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Funny thing, since all the problems of last year were fixed for the trip like the fuel filter, t-mod and others, I haven't had anyyyy problems yet this time. Just dumped a bit of sea foam in the tank and started up first time
  12. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    alright fine! I'll do it already! I think I have a filter around somewhere...
  13. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    We didnt eat because NOTHING was open. We were earlier than the cabiners

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  14. GreatWhiteNorth

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    Chris, I hear you regarding visor issues. On todays ride, I had to leave the visor cracked way open to help prevent fogging, and road spray from other vehicles was a real problem... wish I had a soft cloth handy to wipe the visor actually. A bit challenging riding this early in the season at times.
  15. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    Seems easier on the highway that way, the airflow clears the droplets

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  16. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Thanks for sharing your photos guys. Looks like you covered a lot of ground today and had a safe return in less than perfect conditions.

    JimToe and I checked out the bike / ATV show at the Downs. Nice to catch up with people in the Industry and see what's coming for this year.
  17. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    found one more. snap from the gopro on the helmet sitting on my mirror. Proof we got to west hawk (pics, it did happen :p )

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    and then the battery died.
  18. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    What does the flter look like in the tank? I've never had a look.
    Shouldn't that do the same thing if it was intact?
  19. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    The filter filters stuff down to the size of the smallest jet. I've had good luck with just cleaning and inspecting them. I couldn't use a secondary filter on my nighthawk, it restricted flow too much and it was really thirsty. Had good luck with that bike.

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  20. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    They're just screens stuck over the petcock pickup tubes

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